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Graphics Card cannot be identified

I tried to identify my Graphics card via DirectX Diagnostic Tool(Run -dxdiag). But under 'Devices' in 'Display' tab, there is nothing corresponding to 'Name'and 'Monitor' . Manufacturer,Chip Type,DAC Type and Aprrox. Total Memory shows "n/a".

OS is XP Professional (5.1 Build 2600)
Processor - Pentium D 2.66 GHz.

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Did you look in Device Manager?
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No Display Adapters in Device Manager

There is no Display Adapter in the Device Manager.

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Is Your Topic The Result Of Display Problems?

Give us a little more information about why your posting this thread.. Since the problem you're seeing is frequently an issue with a missing display driver or a failed video card, I'll guess that you are having problems with your display screen. Is that the case here?

Tell us more about your situation.. Although you indicate Windows XP, are you also current with Service Pack 3 and all Windows Updates?

Did you recently format the computer and reinstall Windows XP? Any other information would be helpful.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Dear Grif,
I have recently formatted the hard disks and I have reinstalled XP with Service Pack 3. But since then, I could not run any games such as NFS and even Google Earth showed problems in the DirectX mode even though there is DirectX 9.0c. When I investigated the matter, I found that there was nothing under 'Devices' in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. So I guessed that there must be some problem with the Graphics card. I want to install the latest driver but I do not know the details of my Graphics card. I guess it is an ATI Radeon.
I have been updating Windows periodically.
Please help.

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Let's star at the your PC made by a mfg like Dell

or is it a clone?

If manufactured by Dell, HP, Gateway, etc., .. what's the mfg name, the model series the the model number ?

If a clone...have you tried running GPU-Z, PCWizard 2010, Everest Home, SIW or any of the other system info programs ?

Last resort ... open the case and look at the card assuming there is one.


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I got the CD that came with the motherboard. I just tried it and by God's Grace, it had the graphics card driver in it. I just installed it and the problem was solved. Google Earth and NFS MW now run smoothly without any sort of problems. The card is ATI RADEON XPRESS 200.

Thank you all for supporting me. Keep up your work.

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Ok ...good to hear you got it solved and Thanks for the



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